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Feb 05, 2015

Spacecraft Propellant Tank Lands On Brazilian Farm6

The object, which the Brazilian Space Agency later identified as a spacecraft propellant tank, fell 50 meters from a house....More
Feb 05, 2015

ESA's Planck Mission Buys Time: Star Formation Began Later Than We Thought2

"While these 100 million years may seem negligible...," Italian astronomer Marco Bersanelli....More
Feb 03, 2015

ESA To Make Estonia 21st Member State

Estonia spends several hundred million euros a year on space activities....More
Feb 02, 2015

Tom Enders Talks Forthcoming 2014 Financial Results, A400M, And The Reorg

Outtakes from the annual Airbus press dinner in Paris....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to....More
Jan 12, 2015

Space Station Astronauts Capture SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule

"We are pretty thrilled up here," ISS Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore informed NASA's Mission Control Center....More
Jan 06, 2015

Chandra X-ray Observatory Captures Mega Milky Way Black Hole Outburst

"...Nature often surprises us, and we saw soemthing else that was really exciting," said lead researcher Daryl Haggard, of Amherst College....More
Dec 29, 2014

Made Manifest

In a departure from past practice, SpaceX has revamped its public launch manifest to omit mission dates....More
Dec 18, 2014

SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January4

Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch....More
Dec 11, 2014

Rosetta Points to OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa 2 to Solve Earth's Water Mystery4

"We knew that Rosetta's in situ analysis of the comet was always going to throw up surprises...," said Matt Taylor, ESA's Rosetta project scientist....More
Dec 09, 2014

Orbital to launch next CRS mission atop ULA Atlas 5 in September

Orbital says a re-engined Antares rocket will conduct flights to the ISS for NASA from the company's Wallops Island launch site on Virginia's eastern....More
Dec 08, 2014

Russia's Angara 5 on track for December debut

Khrunichev says the heavy-lifter has been undergoing pad tests at Plesetsk Cosmodrome since mid-November....More
Dec 05, 2014

Orion Returns to Earth with a Triumphant Pacific Splash Down4

"Every system on the spacecraft functioned by the book -- from start to finish," NASA's Rob Navias reported from Mission Control....More
Dec 05, 2014

The Rise of Orion

"It was just magnificent, a dawn launch," said NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, who flew aboard NASA's final space shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011....More
Dec 05, 2014

Exploration Flight Test-1: Orion's "Trial by Fire" is Underway1

"Very exciting," said Mark Geyer, NASA's Orion project manager. "The launch itself was just a blast. We're looking forward for the rest of the day."....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 18

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 29

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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